Unfortunately, he is currently imprisoned by the beautiful Calypso until the gods intervene to free him. Believing Odysseus to be dead, many suitors are after Penelope, and one particularly evil one, Antinous, also plans to murder Telemachus. Once your instructor has assigned an essay on this poem, you will have many options. Odysseus was really the original superhero – a really good guy just trying to get home from a war to his kingdom of Ithaca, his wife Penelope, and his son Prince Telemachus.
Poseidon has harbored a sour grudge against Odysseus because the hero blinded his son, the Cyclops Polyphemus, in advance in his travels.
Athena intervenes to keep Odysseus from Poseidon’s wrath, and the beleaguered king lands at Scheria, domestic of the Phaeacians.
Disguised as a pal of the prince’s grandfather, Laertes, she convinces the prince to call a assembly of the assembly at which he reproaches the suitors.
Athena also prepares him for a super adventure to Pylos and Sparta, wherein the kings Nestor and Menelaus, Odysseus’s partners at some stage in the war, inform him that Odysseus is alive and trapped on Calypso’s island.
Telemachus makes plans to go back domestic, whilst, returned in Ithaca, Antinous and the alternative suitors put together an ambush to kill him whilst he reaches port.
On Mount Olympus, Zeus sends Hermes to rescue Odysseus from Calypso.
Nausicaa, the Phaeacian princess, shows him to the royal palace, and Odysseus gets a heat welcome from the king and queen.
whilst he identifies himself as Odysseus, his hosts, who have heard of his exploits at Troy, are bowled over.
But, what other types of vengeance do people take on one another that can be just as destructive?
And how does vengeance reconcile with our Judeo-Christian heritage?